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Anti Virus Software Break Ins
4,269 words... The majority have in common the belief that information should be free and that they have "a right to know. " They often have some amount of dislike for the government and the industries who try to control and commercialize information of any sort. This paper attempts to expose what the CU truly is and dispel some of the myths propagated by the media and other organizations. This paper also tries to show the processes and reasons behind the criminalization of the CU and how the CU is viewed ...
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Anti Virus Software Floppy Disk
1,641 wordsMelissa, Bubble boy, WM Concept, Stoned, Michelangelo, , the list goes on and on. You might ask what do all these names have in common. The similarity between them is that they can cause damage to your computer. In short they are simply known as computer viruses. For most users, the term computer virus is a synonym of the worst nightmares that can happen on heir system. A computer virus is an illegal and potentially damaging computer program designed to infect other software by attaching itself ...
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Anti Virus Software Computer Virus
869 wordsA computer virus is a program that attaches itself to, overwrites and / or otherwise replaces another program in order to reproduce itself without the knowledge of the computer user. Generally, the first thing a virus does is attach itself to other executable files in such a way that the virus code is in effect when the infected files are run. Viruses may be written to multiply, to damage other programs, or to alter certain data. A computer virus is nothing more than a computer program that is c...
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Computer Security Phone Lines
1,300 wordsHackers cost governments, corporations, and even normal people billions of dollars per year. You might ask, sure, there are those out there for profit, but what about the college student who was just doing it for fun? Profit or fun, it's still theft. In some cases theft of money, in others, theft of information. Just because a person uses a computer should not impact the severity of their punishment. A murderer's punishment is not affected by which weapon he chooses to employ, so why should a th...
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Trojan Horse Microsoft Corp
1,041 wordsViruses and Worms This paper is about computer viruses and worms. Maybe the term virus is not the first thing to remember when we talk about computers but viruses play an important role in using them. Lets start from the definitions of what are the viruses and worms are. At first I want to emphasize that both viruses and worms are malicious programs, which can damage a computer. We need to know the difference between the two of them if we want better protection for our computer. Vangie 'Aurora' ...
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Floppy Disk Virus Infection
542 wordsAnna L. Porter Professor J. Brown Information Systems 201 December 1, 1998 Computer Viruses A computer virus is an illegal and potentially damaging computer program designed to infect other software by attaching itself to any software it contacts. In many cases, virus programs are designed to damage computer systems maliciously by destroying or corrupting data. If the infected software is transferred to or accessed by another computer system, the virus spreads to the other system. Viruses have b...
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Macro Viruses Computer Viruses
3,088 wordsComputer Crime Its the weekend, you have nothing to do so you decide to play around on your computer. You turn it on and then start up, you start calling people with your modem, connecting to another world, with people just like you at a button press away. This is all fine but what happens when you start getting into other peoples computer files. Then it becomes a crime, but what is a computer crime really, obviously it involves the use of a computer but what are these crimes. Well they are: Hac...
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Anti Virus Software Trojan Horses
1,469 wordsComputer Viruses Probably one of the most misunderstood phenomenon of the computer world is the computer virus. The misconceptions and panic caused by these technological viruses are responsible for more destruction to the computer world than the viruses themselves. There is also the belief that all computer viruses cause damage to a computer, when in fact, there are many viruses used to do good when they infect a computer. Unfortunately, the public only tends to listen to those who have very li...
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Hard Disk Computer Viruses
391 wordsHow to Maintain A Computer System Start a notebook that includes information on your system. This notebook should be a single source of information about your entire system, both hardware and software. Each time you make a change to your system, adding or removing hardware or software, record the change. Always include the serial numbers of all equipment, vendor support numbers, and print outs for key system files. Secondly periodically review disk directories and delete unneeded files. Files ha...
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Trojan Horses Kevin Mitnick
3,444 wordsby Pc Perps PC Perps by David Stone PC Perps Near the end of the Vietnam War, two college students break into a bank computer using the college+s computer and transfer $ 25, 000 from the Grand Old Party National Committee+s account into the Black Panthers+. One of the students is caught, arrested and prosecuted the other gets away (Sneakers). In 1983, a high school student uses his home computer to try and steal some gaming software from a California vendor+s mainframe and ends up in the Pentago...
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Black And White Artificial Intelligence
1,876 wordsPolymorphic & Cloning Computer Viruses Untitled Polymorphic & Cloning Computer Viruses The generation of today is growing up in a fast-growing, high-tech world which allows us to do the impossibilities of yesterday. With the help of modern telecommunications and the rapid growth of the personal computer in the average household we are able to talk to and share information with people from all sides of the globe. However, this vast amount of information transport has opened the doors for ...
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